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Yet another humanized GLaDOS by DeepChrome Yet another humanized GLaDOS by DeepChrome
Okay. Most of you by now have realized I'm trying to figure out how to humanize GLaDOS, and yet still represent the character. The last two passes were more direct translations of her robotic form. I realized, while off on vacation a while back, that I wanted to come up with a personification that was more true to her character. I've borrowed an idea or two off some of the humanizations of her I've liked , and wanted to throw some new, different things into the mix.

Anyways, one of the things I hit on during vacation was that she needed not just a typical lab coat, but a Mad Scientist Look. Black long gloves, long white labcoat that buttoned up to the neck, etc. The other thing I wanted to do was a hairstyle most people don't seem to attribute to GLaDOS. The duo-tone one kind of just came to me after looking at an original character doodle I had lying in my HD that involved long jagged hair.

Anyways, I really like this take on her, and I think I'm going to be more or less settled on her. There's a definite android vibe to this - I wanted to suggest this could be a body she'd assemble for herself out of boredom (you know, now that Chell's not in the Center anymore, and I imagine robots aren't quite going to cut it, either). Thus, the robotic legs, and the fairly lean frame. As you can guess, I stuck with the Portal 2 look as she's more streamlined, and the red eye is my nod to the personality cores.

I'm not going to lie to you - I wanted to give her some sex appeal, but not the crazy anime-girl, or tarted-up versions. Rather a more subtle appeal suited to her voice. But I hope she's still creepy enough. :D

You will be seeing more of her, and I will be posting drawings as they come. I've some time off this week, some of which is in the next two days, so.... yeah. Enjoy.

I think about 45 minutes tops in Photoship CS3. I don't bother looking at the clock when it's a casual drawing.

Portal and GLaDOS are copyright Valve. I just love them too much. <3
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:iconamazontrudy:
AmazonTrudy Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Am I the only one thinking of Ulquiorra?
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g-weegee Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015
She looks like a witch from left 4 dead.
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jacob134 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015
i love the look, she is awesome. :D
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.
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Sharuda Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
GLaDOS's one true love?

Deadly Neuro-toxin.
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, you're probably right. XD
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Leviathantamer Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
Say... I do have an idea for a Fan Fiction and I was wondering if I could use your Human GLaDOS as a possible reference?
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you'd like to. You may want to credit that your idea for the design came from me, somewhere in the fanfic's info. :) Like in the "about" or whatever?
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Leviathantamer Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
But of course, I would dream of taking credit for something that other people did. *a deep scowl appears* like Thomas Edison. *shakes head* He was a good tinkerer but he took credit for SOOO much stuff. I aim to keep titles where they're supposed to be.
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sounds good. 
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Myde-Demyx Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lemme just say that she is gorgeous. I would stay in Aperture until I died just to be in her presents. That's how gorgeous she is. :3
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.
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Zenoxen Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow...amazing!

I wish She was my godmother!
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.
Wow if she were, family meetings would be...awkward. o_o;
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Zenoxen Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Probably not. My family is kinda....strange.
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Errational Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
She looks a LOT like my godmother... O_O
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stop right there, because I really don't want to know. O_O
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Errational Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
She even DRESSES like her...
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okaaaay, my leg has been pulled so hard it's now in a gooey bloody mess on the floor, and I'm looking online for a properly badass prosthesis. Preferably one with a couple of built-in lasers.
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ToaFeliax Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
hmm, good stuff! reminds me a crossing of Assassin's Creed and TRON: Legacy
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting two influences to cite. I've watched TRON: Legacy but I haven't seen any more of Assassin's Creed than the artwork and cosplays on DA and elsewhere.
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ToaFeliax Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
anyway, this is one of the best designs I've seen of Gladdy
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, thank you. :D
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ToaFeliax Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
sure thing :)
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kioasakka Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
I really like this design :D You've done very well here! Props for originality.
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. I really wanted to get away from existing humanization designs when I came up with this one. :D That people see the effort taken there is great.
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Djohaal Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
For some reason I did really like this design. I wonder if you could explore the orange/blue color scheme for her more. Maybe on the eyes?
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The problem is GLaDOS never was orange/blue - the portals are orange/blue. In Portal, she's gray/black with a yellow eye, and the Cores. In Portal 2 there's white/black, red accents, and a yellow eye.

As a result, while one can use orange/blue in a humanized GLaDOS design, it doesn't really read as her to me.
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Djohaal Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
Portal used an overall orange-blue color scheme, not just the portals themselves, although you are righ on the part that glados didn't have any orange or blue on her. :)
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Axelgurl Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is more how I pictured GLaDOS. A lot seem to picture her as a "sexy tech" type, but I prefer her in more of a fantasy/spacey type design.
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, thank you.
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Axelgurl Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome ^_^
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MotorTomten Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
Your humanizedGLaDOS + Jack Sparrow... would that relationship work I wonder?
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Something in my brain just threw a BSOD just at the notion. :dead:

I'm not sure that'd work. Sparrow's a slacker, and GLaDOS, well...If you can make it work for yourself, go right ahead. :D I for one, who loves both Pirates and Portal, am not sure HOW that'd even work.

But GLaDOS x Master Control Program from Tron...why the hell hasn't anybody shipped that? Those two would be one hell of a pairing. (I've seen Auto x GLaDOS, Hal x GLaDOS....)
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MotorTomten Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
Well, GLaDOS subject Sparrow to numerous tests and, with Jacks uncanny ability to escape trouble and at all time odd disposition, would result in: ???
Followed by relationship profit!
It would be a complicated affair to be sure!
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TwinklePowderySnow Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I really love your take on her! It's one of the best I've seen! <3
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, by the way - I've been trawling the Portal fanarts, and I've got to say, I really like yours too. :)

That latest comic with Chell flipping GLaDOS off is one of my faves now. Hehe.

I hadn't connected some of the fanartists I liked with the comments over here yet, and I think I posted that picture at like, 3 am. (Why is it 3 am now, and why does my brain alternately want to work nicely and yet crappily at 3 am? I'm a night owl, I should know this stuff already.)

Anyways, just wanted to mention that.
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TwinklePowderySnow Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, thank you very much! I'm glad you like them. <3

XDD I admire you! I wish I had the ability to stay awake that late but I get so tired. I am more of a morning person than a late-nighter. :lol:
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, thanks. I dunno if it's anything to admire. I used to stay up to 6 am regularly at uni, but I always scheduled my classes for later in the day (if I could) to get some sleep. Then I'd take naps.

I dunno. I think it's great that there are morning people and evening people. I'm only a morning person when a paycheck is involved. ;)
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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RosarioAlchemist456 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm liking the long hair :D Everyone does short hair, and on some it's pretty cool (:iconsuper-cute: does a good lookin' short-haired) but it gets redundant.

And I swear, I love anime to death but it's not the style for this game. There shouldn't even be an anime-styled GLaDOS. It's wrong. This is epic win, though. I've been trying to design my own personification and I might factor in some of your elements here ;D
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, thanks. That's a compliment if you want to use some of my ideas for yours. :D

I'm not a super-huge anime fan, but I do like the anime look. Just not the kind people want to stick to GLaDOS. I mean, whose idea was it to recharacterize her as an adorable lolicon girl...ugh. *shudders* It'd suit the turrets fine, they even have cute-girl voices, but...GLaDOS?

When I go looking for Portal or GLaDOS fanart, I avoid using just GLaDOS as the search parameters for a reason. My mind, sometimes it burns. Usually I just use "Chell and GLaDOS" or "potato GLaDOS" or "portal 2"...avoids most of the anime-junk, and overly sexualized personifications of her.

I like Super-Cute's take on her too. It's mostly makani, Super-Cute, and ~Meketaten whose GLaDOS interpretations I love. I don't mind that they're short-haired, their versions generally make the short haired ones work.
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RosarioAlchemist456 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Check it-> [link] My art sucks, I know :P

It does do good for the turrets 'cause they sound like creepy little kids :D (Okay I think they're friggin adorable, I wanna hug 'em when I see 'em.) I agree, the look just doesn't work for GLaDOS.

I do something similar. What gets annoying is that when I look for GLaDOS I keep finding Wheatley Wheatley Wheatley WHEATLEY. I GET IT. HE'S WHEATLEY. I'M NOT LOOKING FOR HIM RIGHT NOW. IF I WAS, I WOULD HAVE TYPED "WHEATLEY" IN THE SEARCH BOX.

Yup, yup, yup. As long as it's smooth looking and slightly evil-looking, I'll take it as GLaDOS.
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice with using the eyes and the duo-toned hair. :) The jagged hair also is something people don't quite go for with GLaDOS, but I think works pretty well, as she is crazy.

Agreed on the Wheatley stuff. If I wanted to see him, I'd type Wheatley in. Oh well. Now if there was a way to somehow block all the lolicon/anime GLaDOS designs while I'm searching. >_>
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RosarioAlchemist456 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't really know why I made her hair stick up like that, it just fit for some reason.

dA needs a search box to type in tags that you DON'T want to search for. Hey, that's actually a pretty good idea... (Speaking of Wheatley, I drew up a little design for him too if you're interested: [link])
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cute. I think I'll work on my blue-haired one I threw into an earlier GLaDOS-personification pic I did for lulz, and see what I can do with him. :)

And amen to the search limiters. It would be nice to basically exclude galleries you're not remotely interested in pieces from *coughFurriescough.*
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Kyuohki Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this version of GLaDOS! Most people go too anime when they make her.

I did find one that :iconmakani: did, based on the first game, where she was this scary, insanely skinny, short haired android. Here's her deviation: "Well You Found Me". (She did have the dual eye thing, though it is reversed, and her's are blue/red, rather than yellow/red.)
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. I wasn't sure how people were going to take this idea, as it goes down different roads...

And oh god yes, don't even get me started on the anime ones. Especially the loli ones. *shudders*

I also completely <3 anything GLaDOS that makani does. Her versions are completely awesome. My only real issue is that everyone seems to copy that hairstyle she put on hers. Everyone. :| I just wanted to do a long-haired version to get away from the crowd.

The yellow/red is basically just a nod at her P2 color scheme, black, white, with yellow for the eye, and red accent lights. It just so happens red also was Rage Core's color, and it suited for this concept.
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Kyuohki Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I actually like the longer hair look better myself. Kinda reminds me of all those cables that she's got. XD And they do all copy that hairstyle, huh? It's an awesome design, so I guess people were "inspired" by it. And as much as I love anime, it can get a little tiring as an art style. (They all look like some kind of Naruto/new-CLAMP hybrid. *so tired of the mainstream anime look*)

TBH, I haven't played much of the first Portal, and I only just started the second (though I did watch a friend start it, and listened to much of the dialogue while I was busy in another room.) I suck at these games, mostly because I get seriously motion sick whenever I play them. (Stupid first person cameras. *grr*)

Are you going to do some more Wheatley designs? I saw you had a little doodle of him on your early GLaDOS art, and you do have the Turrets. Maybe one for the cubes?(Has that been done? They'd probably be like tiny little dolls/chibi versions!)
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmmm. Wheatley, yeah sometime.

A friend had suggested long black hair to imitate the cables, but I mostly came up with the duo-tone style for her because it imitated my turret personification's look.

As for the Cubes, I'm kinda stuck, but I might try something eventually. I just like GLaDOS too much right now. :D

I've some time off tomorrow, probably will be arting a bit. Wheatley could definitely use expanded on. As for the Cubes, hmm. That'd be an interesting challenge.
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